Wondering if it’s safe to have sex when pregnant…? The short answer is, yes!!

UNLESS you have certain risk factors, which we’ll explain. Keep reading to learn more…

While you might not exactly feel like a love goddess, particularly if you’re suffering from fatigue and/or nausea, you can have sex should the mood strike. The amniotic sac and uterus muscles protect the baby, and a thick mucus plug seals the cervix to guard against infection.  

Trust us… no matter how big he is, the penis doesn’t go beyond the vagina. So it won’t reach the baby.

It’s safe to have sex when pregnant if you have an uncomplicated, low-risk pregnancy.

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But What Does It Feel Like?

Many women say that sex when pregnant feels different. Some women actually find it more pleasurable, at least at times. Others may find it less so, it all depends on your individual pregnancy.

Increased blood flow to the pelvic area can cause engorgement of the genitals. This, in turn, can cause heightened sensation which some women say makes sex even better.

You may also have more vaginal discharge or moistness, which provides more lubrication. Another bonus!

Related: Sex After Childbirth: How To Get Back To Getting It On

On the other hand, some women find that genital engorgement gives them an uncomfortable feeling. It’s also possible to experience mild cramps or contractions during or after sex. 

Is sex when pregnant going to be more or less pleasurable for you? Honestly, you won’t know until you try. 

Tell your partner to go slow, and see what the sensations feel like to you. It might be better than you think!

When Is Sex Not Recommended?

If you have any pregnancy risk factors such as repeated miscarriages, preterm labor, bleeding, an incompetent cervix, placenta previa, or premature rupture of membranes (PROM) you should consult with your doctor before having intercourse. Sex when pregnant may not be recommended.  

Also, if after sex you experience foul-smelling discharge or bleeding, contact your doctor right away as it may indicate an infection or other problem.